Twisted Vine Brewery gets new location6/22/2016
The Twisted Vine Brewery has found a new location. The beer-maker has moved 25 miles from St. Charles to a much bigger space in West Des Moines, where Denny Arthur’s used to be. The brewery has transformed itself from being a small 400-square-foot shop into a sprawling 7,200-square-foot operation, which includes a 3,500-square-foot tasting room and patio. Currently, Twisted Blonde, Green Banshee and 5 O’Clock Ale beers are offered, among others, which are all on tap. Twisted is located at 3320 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines. Call 515-720-2940 or visit twistedvinebrewery.com. Open Wednesday and Thursday from 4-9 p.m., Friday from 4-11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Women’s fitness store opens
Jordan Creek Town Center has a new women’s fitness wear store. Athleta, a Gap Inc. brand, recently opened in the mall’s lower level. Merchandise includes women’s active wear, swim attire, bottoms, tops and bras, dresses, shoes and accessories. The store is open during regular mall hours, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 515-327-2091 or visit www.athleta.gap.com.
A new site will soon be seen in the parking lot at Haymarket Mall, and it isn’t a Cadillac. Chick-fil-A is adding a fourth metro location in front of the strip mall that currently contains Hobby Lobby, Burlington Coat Factory and Aspen Athletic Club. The new eatery is said to be opening this fall.
New West Des Moines Tap House
Global Brew Tap House is targeting an opening date of Aug. 12 in West Des Moines. The new place plans to have 50 beers available on tap and another 200 in bottles. Craft beers brewed locally and elsewhere around the globe will be available at the 3,400-square-foot beer tasting center at 9500 University Ave. Inside, there is seating for 115, and there are 45 more spots arranged on the patio. “Beer school” will be offered for those with an appetite for learning, and off-site events such as beer festivals and charity golf tournaments are also part of the plan. Hours will be 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Visit www.globalbrew.com for more information.
A new sushi spot, Wasabi, has opened in West Des Moines near the Des Moines Golf and Country Club at the Hawthorne Centre, 9500 University Ave. The new restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner but closes briefly in between. It seats 95 inside, and there’s room for another 60 on the patio. The menu features upscale fare, including ceviche, Wasabi rolls and an assortment of fish. The new West Des Moines eatery is open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4-9:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
New skywalk bakery and café
This fall, La Mie is planning a third location, this time along the downtown skywalk where Winston’s Pub & Grille used to be at 601 Locust St. La Mie will tweak its menu slightly, but it primarily plans to offer a similar menu as its 42nd Street — and original — location does with breakfast foods, pastries, café-style sandwiches and soups, among other treats. Nov. 1 is the targeted opening date for the new shop. This will be its second downtown location. The other is near the sculpture park at 1220 Locust St.
Kum & Go in Waukee
Kum & Go’s new Waukee facility features its “marketplace” floor design, replete with a beer growler filling station. The layout of the new convenience store is akin to another of its new stores that recently opened in Johnston. The building has 6,200 square feet, and it offers hot food, cold drinks, restaurant-style seating inside and out and free WiFi. The new Kum & Go is located at 3105 Grand Prairie Parkway. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 515-987-0556, or visit www.kumandgo.com. CV